The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has released a hefty document outlining the information that state and local governments must report about use of money from the federal stimulus package, reports Government Technology.
It's called "Recipient Reporting Data Model v3.0" and can be downloaded from the site recovery.gov.
A 22-page document details nearly 100 pieces of data required from recipients of the federal funds by Oct. 10.
IT Business Edge's Ann All has written that the level of transparency required in the stimulus spending is a boon for business intelligence vendors.
Meanwhile, a Stateline.org article on Government Technology gives mixed reviews to state Web sites tracking the stimulus spending. It refers to a report by Good Jobs First that ranked Maryland as the best in explaining how the federal money was being spent, and Illinois as dead last of the 50 states.